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by Christoph Awender
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: help with a recommendation translation
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: help with a recommendation translation

Hello Scott, "The DKiG is awarded to soldiers which have already been awarded the E.K.I and distinguished themselves by bravery several times afterwards. SS-Ostuf. H. received the EKI on Augst 2nd 1941 and has, according to several independent sources, distinguished himself in following situations:"...
by Christoph Awender
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Positions with the Police
Replies: 2
Views: 1733

Re: Positions with the Police

Hello, I also correct the words just for the case you need them correct. 1. Hundertschaftsführer der Polizei - A Hundertschaft is a unit designation within the police (100 men). So this is a commander of a Hunderstchaft. 2. Personalsachbearbeiter - Personnel administration clerk 3. Verkehrsoffizier ...
by Christoph Awender
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: reserve army?
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

Re: reserve army?

Hello,

Well, with this information it is impossible to tell anything. In the" Ersatzheer" and/or in a military district (called "Wehrkreis") were thousands of commanders of various offices, authorities, installations etc...

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: lance corporal
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Re: lance corporal

Hello,

The only way is to contact the Deutsche Dienststelle WAST which is also available online. There you will get (be patient as it takes about 8-10 months) the surviving informations about relatives if some exist.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Infantry/Tank Divisions
Replies: 2
Views: 2126

Re: Infantry/Tank Divisions

Hello,

First we would have to know at which time in the war because that changed significantly.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: reserve army?
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

Re: reserve army?

Hello, I don´t know if you refer to the Wehrmacht but in the Wehrmacht sometimes the "Ersatzheer" (replacement army) is translated as Reserve army. It was responsible for training new soldiers, host reconvalescent soldiers and train soldiers in special courses. This army provided the replacements fo...
by Christoph Awender
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Einsatzgruppen
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Re: Einsatzgruppen

Hello John,

Interesting.. did you look into the files of the specific Einsatzgruppen officers or do you mean you did not come over an entry in your overall research?

Thanks,
Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Einsatzgruppen
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Re: Einsatzgruppen

Hello, Each of the four Einsatzgruppen was about battalion size between 600-800 men. Each Einsatzgruppe was organised into two Abteilungen - These were organised in Einsatz- and Sonderkommandos with 70-120 men each and Teilkommandos of about 20-30 men. Gestapo (9 %), SD (3,5 %), civilian police (4,1...
by Christoph Awender
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 1st Infantry Division late '44
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: 1st Infantry Division late '44

Hello,

As all other infantry divisions of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS from 1939-1945

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Feldwasserstrassen-Abt. 4
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: Feldwasserstrassen-Abt. 4

Hello,

These units were responsible for shipping, ferrying small waterways of all kind.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Fallschirmjager Photos - Fake, Reprints or Real ??
Replies: 21
Views: 13844

Re: Fallschirmjager Photos - Fake, Reprints or Real ??

Hello,

I can confirm that these are reenactor photos. They were once posted in our reenactment section and I am at the moment searching for the thread. I think this needs action - find out who sold them as original in the first. And we should contact the ebay seller as well.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: List of army force names
Replies: 1
Views: 2744

Re: List of army force names

Hello,

No such a list does not exist. Without date of birth and with this name it is also difficult to get informations via the Deutsche Dienststelle WAST.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: 8th Motorized Division in 1942?
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Re: 8th Motorized Division in 1942?

Hello, None of the units you list above makes any sense or did exist. There was never a 8th Cavalry division or a motorized cavalry division or an armoured cavalry division (whatever this should be) in the german armed forces. Maybe you can give more informations about where this strange info comes ...
by Christoph Awender
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German Military Multispecialties
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

Re: German Military Multispecialties

Hello, The examples you bring are exceptions which I am sure (but do not know) are also present in the US, british etc.. army. The Wehrmacht also had their specialists and every officer had to come from a branch and attend the weapons school of his branch. Often the lack of officers was it that forc...
by Christoph Awender
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panzerbusche 39
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: Panzerbusche 39

Hello David,

After Poland the machinegun battalions were reorganised. The new organisation had to be finished until 15.February 1940 and had 9 Pz.B. in its organisation.

/Christoph